The Well-dressed Hobo: The Many Wondrous Adventures Of A Man Who Loves Trains by Rush Loving

The Well-dressed Hobo: The Many Wondrous Adventures Of A Man Who Loves Trains

byRush Loving

Hardcover | March 23, 2016

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Growing up in the bustling railroad town of Norfolk, Virginia, and joining his conductor grandfather on overnight runs, future Fortune journalist Rush Loving was enchanted with railroads at an early age. In this extraordinary inside look at eight decades of the railroad industry and some of its greatest leaders, Loving reminisces about his colorful people and fascinating anecdotes. Chatting with brakemen, engineers, and executives, Loving shares stories he collected in locomotive cabs, business cars, executive suites and even the White House. They paint a compelling, intimate portrait of the railroad industry and its leaders, both inept and visionary. Above all, Loving tells stories of the dedicated men and women who truly love trains and know the industry from the rails up.

About The Author

Rush Loving Jr. is former associate editor of Fortune and former business editor of the Richmond Times-Dispatch. He is author of The Men Who Loved Trains (IUP, 2006). Loving served as assistant director of the Office of Management and Budget under President Jimmy Carter and worked as a consultant specializing in transportation economic...

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Title:The Well-dressed Hobo: The Many Wondrous Adventures Of A Man Who Loves TrainsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:384 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.98 inPublished:March 23, 2016Publisher:Indiana University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0253020638

ISBN - 13:9780253020635

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction: A Mix of Love and Luck
1. Rumbling up the Horseshoe
2. Averell Harriman and His Streamliner
3. Sin and the Aspiring Reporter
4. Al Perlman Buys a Hill
5. The Country Boy Who Was King of Florida
6. Wooing Bankers With A Railway Car
7. The Locomotive That Sashayed
8. The 'Token Yokel' Meanders North
9. The Biggest Railroad Story of Them All
10. 'The Greatest Thing Since Sex and Watermelon'
11. The Merger That Worked
12. The Dinner Debate With Graham Claytor
13. The Steadfast Colonel And the Unsteady Rock
14. 'Who Knows Hays Watkins?'
15. A Modern Annie Oakley Takes on Lou Menk
16. The Lawyers's Son from Buffalo
17. 'Hays Must Not Know'
18. J. B. Hunt Takes a Ride On the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe
19. Two Empty Limousines
20. 'They Nod off Regularly on the Job'
21. Déjà vu Once More
22. Their Greatest Task
Index

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"This book is a fascinating inside look at the railroad industry over eight decades.... Loving shares stories he collected in locomotive cabs, business cars, executive suites and even the White House. They paint a compelling, intimate portrait of the railroad indsutry and its leaders, both inept and visionary. Above all, Loving tells stories of the dedicated men and women who truly love trains and know the indstury from the rails up." -Sn3 Modeler